Did you know that The Garland Company was among the first roofing companies in North America to embrace green technologies? We introduced our first green roof system as early as 1991, a full decade before sustainable design was more universally accepted. We’re proud to be an early adopter, manufacturer and distributor of sustainable solutions, and we know a thing or two about the benefits of going green with a rooftop garden or vegetative roof.
In addition to the benefit of seeing the fruits of your labor – literally – the benefits of a vegetative roof or rooftop garden include:
- Reduction of storm water run-off
- Reduction of urban heat-island effect
- Improvement of oxygen levels and air quality
- Extended roof service life
- Reduction of carbon monoxide
- Contribution to LEED® Buildings certification points
- Conservation of natural resources
- Decrease in noise pollution
- Improvement of the well-being of people using and viewing them
In addition, a green roof can help remove heat from the air surrounding your roofing system. They can also act as insulators for commercial buildings, keeping heat and cool air where it belongs and possibly reducing overall heating and cooling costs.
Roof Tray Systems
If you’re thinking of going green for your commercial roofing system, consider a vegetative roof tray system. A vegetative roof tray system sits on top of the roof and allows plants to grow within the tray. It uses lightweight soils and plant materials, can be rearranged or removed and provides easy access to the underlying roof system.
Do you have a rooftop garden or vegetative roof? What benefits do you enjoy most? Share below.